African-American Language and Culture Panel

A panel discussion was held on the politics of language and culture. The panelists discussed topics including the viability of a… read more

A panel discussion was held on the politics of language and culture. The panelists discussed topics including the viability of a concept of “Standard English” in a country with many regional dialects and accents, why nonstandard language such as “Black English” should be deemed inferior, the multitude of languages used in the world, changes of language, and the problems of transferring between languages. Wade Hudson began the panel, which was later moderated by Carla Ranger. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.

“We Be You Are They Is: Black English, Language, and Culture” was the 3:00 p.m. EDT program of the 11th annual Harlem Book Fair from the Langston Hughes Auditorium in the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Included in program ID 287796-1. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Wade Hudson Co-Founder Just Us Books
  • Carol D. Lee Associate Professor Northwestern University->African American Studies
  • Carla Ranger District Director Dallas County (TX) Community College District->Educational Partnerships
  • Rodney J. Reynolds Founder and Publisher American Legacy Magazine
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Program ID:
287796-6
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jul 18, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 31, 2009

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  • Jul 18, 2009 | 2:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 18, 2009 | 3:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 30, 2009 | 3:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 31, 2009 | 4:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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